Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Split

Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Split

After nearly ten years, the writing/producer team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are going their separate ways — related to big screen projects. In addition Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, the duo has worked on Mission Impossible III, People Like Us and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With more than a dozen projects currently in development, their production company “will most likely be reconfigured to accommodate their separation in the feature arena”, according to Variety. In addition to writing it with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne,… Read More »

Oh My! Happy Birthday, George Takei

Oh My! Happy Birthday, George Takei

Happy 77th birthday to Star Trek‘s original Hikaru Sulu, George Hosato Takei, who was born on April 20th in 1937 in Los Angeles. As an actor, politician, activist, and writer, Takei has had a career many would hope for but few achieve. He and his family were sent to relocation centers during World War II when he was only 5-years old. Certainly an austere beginning but one that led him to study architecture at UC Berkeley, to be followed by a B.A. in theater at UCLA and and then a… Read More »

Nimoy To Receive Governors’ Award

Nimoy To Receive Governors' Award

Boston-native and Star Trek’s original Spock, Leonard Nimoy is set to be honored by the Boston chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a Governors’ Award at the Boston/New England Emmy Awards ceremony on June 7. Nimoy, who recently celebrated his 83rd birthday, grew up in Boston’s West End where he performed on stage from the age of eight through his teens. The Governors’ Award is given in recognition of achievements by individuals, organizations, or companies which do not fall within the structure of the Chapter’s… Read More »

Star Trek: TNG Season 6 Blu-ray Details & Release Date

Star Trek: TNG Season 6 Blu-ray Details & Release Date

Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment have announced the official release date along with a disc-by-disc breakdown of the upcoming sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray. According to a press release, the sixth season of TNG will hit store shelves on June 3rd. As we’ve previously reported, the release will feature a newly remastered 1080p video presentation DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround audio and a variety of deleted scenes, and a selection of retrospective bonus material. Scroll down for a disc-by-disc breakdown. Disc One: Episodes Time’s Arrow,… Read More »

Happy First Contact Day!

Happy First Contact Day!

From all of us here at TrekNews.net, we’d like to wish you a happy First Contact Day. Today, we honor the future flight of Dr. Zefram Cochrane, who in the Star Trek universe, will brake the warp barrier on April 5, 2063. That achievement will prompt the Vulcans to make first contact with the human race. Just 49 years to go! Below is a clip from Star Trek: First Contact, where Dr. Cochrane makes the fateful flight. Yesterday, William Shatner tweeted a photo of his “first contact” with Star Wars’… Read More »

WATCH: Louis C.K. Plays A Klingon In Deleted ‘SNL’ Sketch

WATCH: Louis C.K. Plays A Klingon In Deleted 'SNL' Sketch

In a sketch that wasn’t aired on last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, comedian Louis C.K. plays a villainous Klingon character, with a taste for posters of shirtless human men. While the Star Trek parody sketch was dropped from the broadcast, NBC has made it available through Hulu. Check it out below. If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably be left wondering; “What the heck is up with those hands?”. Hat tip to David Ivy of Trekcast, for bringing this to our attention.

Peter Weller, More Guests Added To Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

Peter Weller, More Guests Added To Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

Peter Weller, best known for his role as the original Robocop and who played Admiral Marcus in 2013′s Star Trek Into Darkness, has been added to the loaded celebrity line-up for the annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. In addition to Weller, Mark Allen Shepherd, Sherry Jackson and Lee Arenberg join already announced guests, including Avery Brooks, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Colm Meaney, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Chase Masterson, John de Lancie, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonis,… Read More »

William Shatner’s One-Man Show Coming To Theaters

William Shatner's One-Man Show Coming To Theaters

This April, fans of William Shatner will have the opportunity to see his one-man show “Shatner’s World,” which toured live in recent years, in select US theaters. The special engagement, which will be shown in more than 630 theaters on Thursday, April 24th and will feature Shatner on-stage as he walks through the story of his life and career. “I’ve done this one-man show on Broadway and in many cities across the United States,” said Shatner. “At the curtain call, the audiences’ reaction, their love and appreciation, moved me to… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy!

Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy!

Leonard Nimoy, one of Star Trek’s most memorable actors, turns 83 years old today. Nimoy is best known for his role as Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer on Star Trek: The Original Series. Aside from his well-known portrayal of Captain Kirk’s Number One, he has been involved in many projects of his own creation, some of which, to this day, remain underrated and under-celebrated. Throughout his life, for example, Nimoy immersed himself in a diverse array of acting roles on stage and screen; recorded and performed several musical albums,… Read More »

Qapla’! Klingon Warnog Beer Coming Later This Year

Klingon Warnog Beer Coming Later This Year

On Monday, CBS Consumer Products and Federation of Beer announced the introduction of the Klingon Warnog. Brewed by Tin Man Brewing Company of Evansville, Indiana, the Star Trek-themed beer blends rye malt with a traditional clove character. Warnog’s aroma is predominantly mild banana and clove produced by the German wheat yeast, supported by subtle sweet malt character from the use of Munich malt. The flavor draws heavily from the blending of the rye malt and traditional clove character, creating a very rich and unique flavor. The inclusion of wheat and… Read More »

Leonard Nimoy to Host “Out of This World” With the Boston Pops

Leonard Nimoy to Host "Out of This World" With the Boston Pops

Star Trek’s original Spock, Leonard Nimoy is set to host two special space-themed performances with the Boston Pops. The “Out of This World” engagements will take place May 23 and 24 Symphony Hall in downtown Boston. According to a press release, they will be “led by guest conductor Sarah Hicks – in her Boston Pops spring season debut – features music inspired by outer space, with onstage commentary from the celebrated actor.” Highlights are set to include Holst’s The Planets–which will be performed alongside a NASA film, the theme from… Read More »

Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Today, William Shatner, the actor who played the legendary Captain James Tiberius Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series and seven Star Trek motion pictures, turned 83 years old. The Montreal-born actor started his career as a Shakespearean stage performer in Stratford, Canada and on Broadway in New York City in the early 1950’s. Though his first appearance in cinema was that of a minor role in the 1951 Canadian film The Butler’s Night Off, Shatner’s prominence in film did not arrive until his second debut in 1958 as Alexey… Read More »